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Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by suckadmin » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:53 am

I’ve discovered that almost every single article on the Scots version of Wikipedia is written by the same person - an American teenager who can’t speak Scots
https://www.reddit.com/r/Scotland/comme ... e_article/

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:22 pm

my thread, with much more info:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1812

For "completeness", our little buds at Wikipediocracksy splutter.

http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewtop ... =8&t=11557
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Mr. Corbett, who claims to have grown up in Scotland, now rants
It's very easy to see the point of a French, Spanish, German ... version, but Scots? To whom is that really a first language, if indeed it can be classified as a language at all.

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by Eric Corbett » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:53 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:22 pm
my thread, with much more info:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1812

For "completeness", our little buds at Wikipediocracksy splutter.

http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewtop ... =8&t=11557
This is correct. AG now identifies as a furry. And I'm not joking. He identifies as a 19 year-old gay, Christian, furry. I am not surprised that he deleted his Twitter account.
Mr. Corbett, who claims to have grown up in Scotland, now rants
It's very easy to see the point of a French, Spanish, German ... version, but Scots? To whom is that really a first language, if indeed it can be classified as a language at all.
I don't just claim to have been brought in Scotland, I was brought up in Scotland, in Ayrshire to be precise.

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:02 am

Welcome to the shit side, sir. Please stick around and give us some honesty. We get all the lies and bullshit we can handle from Wikipedia and Wikipediocracy.

Yes, linguists have been arguing for centuries what Scots (or "lowland Scots" or whatever it's called this week) really is. Personally I don't give a rat's bugger, if they want to call it an official language, and not an English dialect, fine.

Linguistics is a horrible field--full of utter cranks and nut-cases. Remember Mathsci? Kinda like him. But more obsessed. Did you know that one of Wikipedia's worst administrators is a published expert in linguistics? English Wikipedia has pretty good coverage of various languages, even obscure ones--partly because it's a magnet for ADHD crazy people in the field.

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by Eric Corbett » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:14 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by Eric Corbett » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:18 pm

Does everyone have to have their posts approved by an administrator?

I really can't be doing with that.

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:05 am

Eric Corbett wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:14 pm
I wouldn't have considered joining Sucks in the past because of Crowsnest, but I believe he's gone now?
He quit a while ago. It's pretty quiet in fact.

I will approve your account--we had problems with spammers and lunatics....

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by Eric Corbett » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:08 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:02 am
Yes, linguists have been arguing for centuries what Scots (or "lowland Scots" or whatever it's called this week) really is. Personally I don't give a rat's bugger, if they want to call it an official language, and not an English dialect, fine.
The polite view is that Lowland Scots is a "sister language" of English, which simply means it's English spoken in a different accent with a few different words thrown in like one of my favourites, forfochen, which means "exhausted".

And those who claim that Scots is "an official" language in Scotland are quite simply wrong; there are only two: English and Gaelic.

But the unanswered question for me is what is the purpose of these minority language wikipedias. Wikipedia's remit is allegedly to make available the sum of all human knowledge, but are we really to seriously believe that Scots speakers, or Cherokee speakers, or ... don't also speak English? And how does the WMF monitor that the Cherokee wiki, for instance, isn't being used for defamatory purposes?

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Re: Scots version of Wikipedia

Post by Eric Corbett » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:10 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:05 am
Eric Corbett wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:14 pm
I wouldn't have considered joining Sucks in the past because of Crowsnest, but I believe he's gone now?
He quit a while ago. It's pretty quiet in fact.

I will approve your account--we had problems with spammers and lunatics....
There are those who would claim that I am both.

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